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Damian Lillard has skyrocketed into stardom in his first two years in the league. He's appeared in promos for Foot Locker , EA , Adidas , and is even the cover athlete for NBA Live 15 .
The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey.
Lionel Hollins steps in for Jason Kidd and gets to coach the NBA's most expensive roster as the Nets come in at No. 22 in our NBA Watchability Rankings.
Eventually, his days would often require working with Oden through counseling for depression. There were times when Portland's basketball staff went through counseling to better help Oden benefit from his own sessions.
Apr 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum and center Robin Lopez guard Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman during the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports With the addition of Chris Kaman in free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers made an obvious effort to shore up their bench for the upcoming season.
The Rippys are a series of awards nominated and voted on by Trail Blazers fans. They celebrate the Players, Plays, People and Places of the past season.
Alright fellow Blazer fans, it is semi-final time in the one-on-one tourney being held on sister site 'Pounding the Rock'. In the tourney, winners are decided by public votes, and Lillard is facing Anthony in the semi-final.
If the Portland Trail Blazers want to assign players to the NBA Development League in the upcoming season, they might be sent to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in Indiana. Or, they might be sent elsewhere.
It was largely to do with inexperience and a lack of development, with a youthful rotation of Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland backing up the starters. The center position was no doubt the weakest part of the team last year, but the addition of Chris Kaman in free agency gives Portland a much stronger rotation down low.
Two billion dollars is a lot of money for a new NBA television deal. How much will the Trail Blazers get to spend and how will that affect their ability to improve the team? There have been whisperings about the league's impending new TV contract for many months now.
May 14, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan in game five of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 104-82.
Microsoft co-founder and owner of the Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers, etc., Paul Allen has entered into a war over a 1944 Panzer IV tank he says was bought at auction for $2.5 million for his Flying Heritage Collection by Vulcan Warbirds this past July, but was never to his museum in Everett,WA. The problem is that the Collings Foundation of Stow, MA, which originally received it as a part of a donation from the estate of Jacques M. Littlefield around that time denies that it ever sold the tank in the first place.
Nicolas Batum scored 27 points with 3 rebounds and 3 steals, and the San Antonio Spurs ' Boris Diaw added 15 points and 4 assists, and Team France beat Lithuania for their first FIBA Bronze Medal. The teams were locked in a close game all night, with Lithuania leading by 7 after three quarters.
For Lithuania and France, the journey is far from over at the 2014 FIBA World Cup after losses in the semifinals. Saturday, the two sides will meet in the 3rd Place Game for one final fleeting shot at glory on the international stage before the United States takes on Serbia in the final.
Apr 11, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson warms up prior to the game against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports In a brief interview with Trail Blazers Beat Writer Casey Holdahl, Thomas Robinson revealed that his surgically repaired thumb is healing well and that he will be ready for training camp at the end of the month.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 01:27 am
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